An Open Letter For The Implementation of Anti-Terrorism Law – Fwangmun [Sharon] Damang

Plateau House of Assembly,

Through

The Speaker,
Plateau State House of Assembly,
Plateau State.

Sir,

An Open Letter For The Implementation of Anti-Terrorism Law

Mr. Speaker, I wish to draw your attention to the escalating threat of terrorism in Plateau State communities of Riyom, Jos South, Barkin Ladi, Bokkos, Mangu etc which demands urgent action from the Plateau State Government and the State House of Assembly. The implementation of an Anti-Terrorism Law is essential to address this menace effectively, protect the lives and livelihoods of citizens, and preserve the peace and stability of the state.

  1. Ensuring Comprehensive Legislation:

The Plateau State House of Assembly must prioritize the implementation of an Anti-Terrorism Law to provide a comprehensive legal framework for countering terrorism. This legislation would establish clear definitions of terrorism-related offenses, stipulate severe penalties for perpetrators, and outline procedural guidelines for law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute terrorist activities. By filling any existing legislative gaps, the law would enable swift and efficient actions against terrorism, ensuring that no individual or group can exploit legal loopholes to carry out acts of terror.

  1. Protecting Lives and Preserving Peace:

The primary responsibility of the State Government and the House of Assembly is to safeguard the lives and well-being of citizens. Implementing an Anti-Terrorism Law would empower security agencies to prevent, disrupt, and respond to acts of terrorism more effectively. By enhancing intelligence sharing, improving coordination between agencies, and investing in advanced surveillance and detection technologies, the law would bolster the state’s capacity to detect and neutralize threats in a proactive manner. This would create a sense of security among citizens, allowing them to live their lives without fear and contribute to the state’s development.

  1. Strengthening Interagency Collaboration:

Tackling terrorism requires a coordinated and collaborative effort among various stakeholders. The implementation of an Anti-Terrorism Law would facilitate improved cooperation and coordination between the State Government, law enforcement agencies, and intelligence organizations. Joint efforts and information sharing between these entities would lead to more effective counter-terrorism operations, including intelligence gathering, investigation, and apprehension of suspects. By establishing clear lines of communication and standardized protocols, the law would foster synergy among these entities, enabling them to respond promptly and efficiently to emerging threats.

  1. Promoting Socio-Economic Stability:

Terrorism has far-reaching implications for the socio-economic development of Plateau State. Implementing an Anti-Terrorism Law would instill confidence in investors, both local and foreign, by assuring them of the state’s commitment to security. This, in turn, would attract investments, create job opportunities, and foster economic growth. By protecting critical infrastructure, such as schools, hospitals, transportation networks, and marketplaces, the law would ensure uninterrupted economic activities and the well-being of the populace. By implementing this law, the State Government and the State House of Assembly would demonstrate their dedication to fostering a stable and prosperous environment for the people of Plateau State.

In conclusion, the implementation of an Anti-Terrorism Law in Plateau State is an urgent and indispensable step towards securing the state’s peace, stability, and socio-economic growth. It is the shared responsibility of the State Government and the Plateau State House of Assembly to prioritize the enactment of this law, ensuring the safety and well-being of their constituents. By taking decisive action against terrorism, Plateau State can pave the way for a brighter future, free from the shadow of violence and fear.

Written by: Fwangmun [Sharon] Damang

Email: damangfs@gmail.com

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An Open Letter For The Implementation of Anti-Terrorism Law – Fwangmun [Sharon] Damang

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